Match Report: Everton vs Spurs
Tottenham sail past Everton three goals to nil as Harry Kane scores his 100th club goal at Goodison Park. Kane has had an excellent week in front of goal having scored 2 goals for England during the week, and managing to bag a brace at club level as well. Everton came out the stronger outfit, with Sandro Ramirez whizzing a shot wide of the post early on. But with every minute Tottenham grew stronger. Ben Davies looked dangerous down the left flank who forced a few blocks from the Everton back-four. The first goal came in the 28th minute after the clearance of a corner fell at the feet of Harry Kane. At first glance, the goal seemed an ambitious but pinpoint effort that looped out of the reach of Pickford to find the top left-hand corner. However, with hindsight, Kane was probably looking to drop a dangerous ball back into the area in the hopes that one of his Spurs teammates may meet it with a header. There was very little Pickford, or the Everton back line could do to prevent it.
Everton seemed shell-shocked and failed to regroup in time to defend appropriately against the second Spurs goal that came just three minutes before halftime. After a short burst of pace down the right flank, Dele Alli picked out Ben Davies back-post who was essentially unmanned. Davies drilled a shot first time at Pickford who parried it into the path of Christian Eriksen. All the Dane had to do was lift it into the corner of a gaping net from three yards out.
Kane scored his second goal within a minute of second-half play. Kane and Davies performed a lovely ‘one-two’; after passing to Davies on the wing, Kane ran towards the box and turned Ben Davies’s inviting cross behind Pickford to make it three. Everton looked deflated and somewhat indifferent from there onwards. Tottenham were the comfortable victors, and only needed to see out the clock whilst they claim their well-deserved three points on the road.
Everton vs Spurs Attendance
Goodison Park: 38,835
Starting Line-ups: Everton v Spurs
Everton: Pickford, Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Klaassen, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Ramírez
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Trippier, Sissoko, Dier, Davies, Alli, Eriksen, Kane
“I think we fully deserved the victory and maybe we had different chances to score more goals but I am so happy as 3-0 is a very good result for us. The Performance was very good. Very solid performance. We are positive and try to win big games, and fight for big things.”
Man of the Match
The Man of the Match award went to the main man, Harry Kane, who scored his 100th goal for Tottenham Hotspur. He admitted his first goal was not quite what he meant to do – but that is the mark of a fantastic striker who can find the net in difficult and different circumstances.
What’s next for Tottenham Hotspur?
Spurs switch it up from the Premier League and look to take on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday night. They will host the German side at Wembley Stadium.